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Noun: pervert  'pur,vurt
  1. A person whose behaviour deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behaviour
    - deviant, deviate, degenerate, perve [informal], perv [informal]
Verb: pervert  'pur,vurt
  1. Corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    "Socrates was accused of perverting young men";
    - corrupt, subvert, demoralize, demoralise [Brit], debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect
  2. Practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    "Don't pervert my words";
    - twist, twist around, convolute, sophisticate
  3. Use to one's advantage in a way that was not intended
    "The director of the factory perverted the funds intended for the health care of his workers";
    - misuse, abuse

Derived forms: perverted, perverting, perverts

Type of: alter, change, denote, expend, miscreant, modify, refer, reprobate, use

Encyclopedia: Pervert